College of Engineering, Computer Science, & TechnologyPosition:
Department of Technology
Assistant Professor, Fire Protection Administration & Technology
1. An earned MA/MS in fire protection administration/engineering, public administration, organizational leadership or a closely-related field from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required at the time of application.
2. Experience in fire protection/prevention, disaster planning, emergency management or related field.
1. Evidence of experience teaching undergraduate students or mentoring junior professionals.
2. Experience in management or leadership in a fire service, other public sector, or in emergency medical services.
3. Evidence of publications or presentations in the field of fire protection/prevention.
The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.
The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate classes in the Fire Protection Administration and Technology program, advising students on academic and career preparation issues, developing and implementing curriculum and related assessment procedures, being productive in scholarly activities, and participating in service to the Department, College, and University. The selected candidate will be expected to be active in relevant professional organizations and foster student employment relations with hiring organizations such as the Los Angeles Fire Department and Los Angeles County Fire Department.
The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.
Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the U.S. for the upward mobility of its students, and is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good. We offer nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, ethnic studies, and the humanities. Our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, community engagement, and service.
Our 240,000 alumni reflect the City and County’s dynamic mix of populations. The University has one of the most diverse student populations of any college or university in the nation. As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. The University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual.
The College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology (http://www.calstatela.edu/ecst) offers ABET-accredited BS programs in Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science; a new BS program in Engineering Technology; and BS degrees in Aviation Administration, Fire Protection Administration and Technology, and Graphic Communications. The College also offers MS degrees in Computer Science, Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Industrial Management. Our students primarily come from the Los Angeles region, the majority are in their family’s first generation to attend college, and they are deeply committed to strengthening their communities. Our faculty are committed to research and teaching in a supportive atmosphere that helps students prepare for professional careers.
The Department of Technology is an academic unit within the College of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology. The Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Protection Administration and Technology provides both technical and administrative skills to meet the needs of various fire services. The curriculum is developed through close consultation with representatives of all levels of the fire services from local groups to State and National committees and boards. The program helps in-service fire professionals achieve promotional opportunities and gives aspiring fire professionals a competitive edge at the entry-level.
Please submit the following to the Search Committee Chair at the email address below:
1) A cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications.
2) A narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of students who are among the first-generation of their family to attend a college or university.
3) A curriculum vitae.
4) A list of three professional references.
5) A University Application for Employment Form
Finalists will be required to submit:
Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.
Please email all application materials in a single PDF to: [email protected]. Please type “Fire Protection Administration and Technology Tenure-Track Application” in the subject line.
Please address all questions to the search committee chair (Michael Thomas) at: [email protected] or 323-343-4550.
Note: The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to [email protected].
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/TITLE IX EMPLOYER
Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.